Category Archives: distress ink

For Love of the Sea

Today’s card features a fun way to create your own backgrounds using Distress Oxide Re-inkers from the Cropstop store.  Here’s a little tutorial to show you how I made the pretty blue-green backgrounds on these sea cards. Step One: Drop … Continue reading

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May Challenge – Link Party #28

It’s the second week of May, and time for another challenge here on the Cropstop blog! I’ve been enjoying playing with some new products from the Cropstop store. Today I’m sharing a mini tutorial that uses the Gelli Printing Plate, … Continue reading

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Up-cycled Baby Wipe

I have another mid-week inspiration post for you again this week.  Today’s card features a used baby wipe turned into a beautiful butterfly. Instead of throwing away the baby wipes I’ve used to clean up my work area after using … Continue reading

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Vintage Receipt Holder

Today I want to share with you a fun way to create your own home decor pieces using a Mix The Media Receipt Holder.  “Back in the day store owners would tuck receipts behind these metal holders to keep track … Continue reading

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Easy DIY Backgrounds

Here’s a mid-week Bonus Post to get your creativity going…. Today I want to share a quick and easy way to create background for your cards using embossing folders and distress inks.(Cropstop carries a large selection of both — stop … Continue reading

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Distress Oxides & Gelli Printing Plates

I’m sure by now most of you have heard about (if not not bought and experimented with) the NEW Tim Holtz Distress Oxides.  If you haven’t used them yet, you’re missing out! They are wonderful cross between pigment and dye … Continue reading

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Embossing Spacer

Today’s card showcases one of the new Heartfelt Creations stamp sets that Cropstop added to the store this year.  You’ll want to stop by and check them out – they make beautiful focal points for your cards! To create this … Continue reading

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April Challenge – Link Party #27

Today I’m sharing a mixed media card that includes several different embellishments and mediums.  There’s plenty of texture and dimension to this spring collage. To create the base for this card I started with a 5.5 x 5.5 inch white … Continue reading

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Easter Tag

Today I’m sharing an Easter gift ensemble I created with a punched paper bag and a pretty spring tag. To create my tag I started with a 5.75 x 3.75 piece of  kraft cardstock. I cut a coral piece of … Continue reading

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Color Bursts and Gesso

Today I’m sharing a set of three cards that are pretty quick to make and full of texture and color!! To create the background for these cards: I cut a piece of watercolor paper to size and tapped out just … Continue reading

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